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Classical music's most 'Maleficent' women
Armida is another wily temptress, who is not only an enchantress, but also Queen of Damascus. She kidnaps the princess Almirena, casts a spell to disguise herself as the girl and woos King Argante of Jerusalem. Maleficent rating: one. Soprano Rachelle Durkin is pictured as Armida in a 2005 production of 'Rinaldo' at the Sydney Opera House.